Monday, 15 February 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 15/02/16

1. In recognition of February as Healthy Heart Month, Dr. Shelley Zieroth was interviewed on CJOB radio, where she spoke on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, promotion the 2016 Report on the Health of Canadians. She was also a guest, along with patient Mr. Fern Robidoux, on CTV Live, speaking about heart failure. Both of these appearances took place on Tuesday, February 2. Click on this link to see a video clip of the CTV interview:

2. It was wonderful to see so many people out at the Cardiac Sciences Staff Social on Saturday, February 6. The crowd totalled about 80, and all had a great time. Door prize and silent auction winners went home very happy! The 50/50 draw raised about $250 for the Heart Pillow Project and the leftover food was donated to Winnipeg Harvest. A big thank-you goes out to the planning committee and to Lesli Meek and Terri Hillier for all their work in making this event a success!

3. Accreditation is fast approaching! The countdown to April 20, when the survey team will be at SBH to survey the Cardiac Sciences Program, is 65 days.

4. The HSC Cardiology Technology group held a public education event in the William Ave. mall on Friday, February 12th from 9-3 in recognition of Cardiology Technologist Day (February 14th). A booth showcased the profession with posters, power point presentations, games and displays. A big thank you goes out to Kathryn Hurtig for all her hard work on this endeavor. Happy (belated) Cardiology Technologist Day to all you CTs out there!!

5. Thoughts for the day on Teamwork:

"None of us is as smart as all of us." --Ken Blanchard

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." --Henry Ford

"Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story." --Casey Stengel